Tip-Toeing Through the Tulips: An Investigation of the United States' Decision to Enter the Angolan Civil War in June 1975

LoCastro, Nicholas A.


  • In June of 1975, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger had a decision to make. Would he involve the United States in the Angolan Civil War? His closest advisors told him that doing so would be a catastrophic mistake, but Kissinger decided to support two of the three Angolan factions anyway. This paper explores that decision, and offers three explanations as to why the United States would involve itself ... read more
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